Silverberg v. Boyd Tunica, Inc.
Marc Scott Silverberg v. Boyd Tunica, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
U.S.D.C., Northern District of Mississippi, Delta Division
Cause No. 2:09-cv-00119-WAP
On August 12, 2011, a jury in the United States District Court in Greenville, Mississippi, awarded damages totaling $578,000 to Marc Silverberg, a DeSoto county resident, finding he was fired by Sam’s Town Casino because of his Jewish race. Silverberg was food and beverage director at Sam’s Town Casino and supervised approximately 270 employees.
Two former casino employees testified that they heard the general manager refer to Silverberg as a “G.D. Jewish slug.” The defendant, Sam’s Town Casino, claimed that Silverberg was fired because of poor work performance.
Attorney for Plaintiff was Jim Waide of Waide & Associates, P.A. in Tupelo, Mississippi. Attorney for Defendant was Gary E. Friedman of Phelps Dunbar LLP in Jackson, Mississippi. U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper presided over the five-day trial.